Okey doke so how on earth did ten days pass between my last post and this one? It's been a mad and hectic ten days I can tell you. I've been working my ass off to get my course finished. I had been told that Monday gone would be my sign off day but when I went in to see my tutor she told me that there was some work she had forgotten to give me so as long as I get it all done then next Monday will be my sign off day.
I was going to stay at the school until the end of term , which is the 22nd July but have now decided against it . The reason being that I need to get some stuff done before the boys birthdays i.e jamas and birthday toys to make and I also need to find a job and register with some agencies - scary stuff.
Another scary thing that happened recently was that my mam got took into hospital. It was all very sudden and because she has been in remission for a few years now and suffers from Coeliac disease we were all really worried about her . She is out now but we still don't know what was / is wrong with her. She still has more tests to go through but in herself she feels fine and the pain that she had although it hasn't gone it has subsided a lot which is a good thing.
I've been up the allotment a few times and have got a fair size patch dug over but rain and hospital visits stopped play . Fingers crossed I'll get back up there real soon. I need to get some things planted a few little things will be better than nothing . It's all a learning experience for me so I'm just starting off small ... any tips would be gratefully appreciated.
Now, the plant in all the photo's - a Giant Hogweed . Don't worry we didn't touch it and although there is a photo of Gabe looking like he is standing quite close to it he was actually a couple of feet away. It is an extremely beautiful plant even though it is quite dangerous and can cause quite nasty blisters and burns if you touch the sap . It's a pity that it flowers in its final year , quite sad really.
The first four photos were taken about two weeks ago when I first spotted it hidden on a bank beside some trees in the park and you can see that there is only one main flower in bloom and the rest are still in big buds. The rest of the photos were taken two days ago and in these you can see that the main flower is now a huge green seed head and the buds are now in full bloom.
The bees loved it and it was covered with them . Speaking of bees I got quite an interesting bee photograph yesterday which I might post about tomorrow and for my Facebook friends who might have already seen it ..... sshhhhhhh..
There was a meeting at school the other night for the parents of all the children who will be starting Reception class next term , this will include Gabe . I can't believe that in September he will be going to school full time , starting at 8.55am staying for lunch and finishing at 3.30pm for five days a week. He still seems like a baby and will be one of the youngest in his year. He is going to have one of the teachers that Milo used to have and one that I've worked with and she is lovely so I'm quite pleased about that.
Anyway I think I've blathered on enough now so I'll just leave you with a few more photos of the Hogweed and my apologies for not visiting your Blogs or replying to any comments left on my last post and I hope you understand why.